The prevailing manner of enforcing international law is still essentially “self help”; that is the reaction by states to alleged breaches of international obligations by other states. However, a few bodies, such as the WTO, have effective systems of binding arbitration and dispute resolution backed up by trade sanctions. Most countries have systems of appeal courts, with an apex court as the ultimate judicial authority.
- The concept of a “common law” developed during the reign of Henry II during the late 12th century, when Henry appointed judges that had authority to create an institutionalised and unified system of law “common” to the country.
- Justice system must be a key priority for Sunak’s government As Rishi Sunak becomes PM, his in-tray will be bursting with urgent issues.
- The next major step in the evolution of the common law came when King John was forced by his barons to sign a document